Rachel Roske

United States 1977

Monochrome Painting, Drawing


Rachel Roske
Rachel Roske
United States
October 1, 2015
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Rachel Roske is an American artist, born in 1977. She is known for her paintings created without the use of paint, but by applying graphite to unprimed canvas, which often leaves the work resembling shadows and reflections of ambiguous objects that she didn’t make visible. The canvas is sometimes light and the shadow is negative space, the other times the canvas is negative space. Her works center around a fleeting moment in time, represented through the shadow, which she regards the most literal and ancient index of time.

Los Angeles-based artist received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting/Printmaking from Yale University’s School of Art in New Haven in 2004. She has completed several residencies, most recently at the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts in 2013.

She has exhibited her works in many group exhibitions in the US and participated in the Armory Show art fair. Rachel Roske has given visiting artist lectures at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston; Whittier College, Department of Art & Art History in Whittier, California; and the University of California, Davis Art Department in Davis, California.

Rachel Roske lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

Featured image: Rachel Roske – Koi No Yokan II – 2014 – group show at 101-Exhibit – installation view

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2016Upcoming101/exhibit, Los Angeles, CASolo
2014The Shape of ThingsL’ART Projects, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2014Perception & RealityBrand Library Art Center, Glendale, CAGroup
2014Koi No Yokan II101/exhibit, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2014Distance.TransformAgency Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2011Honest MystiquePOST Gallery, Los Angeles, CAGroup
201010 Summer HitsBlythe Projects, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2010Tenants106 Green, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2009RASTADENTALJMOCA, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2009INCOGNITO Exhibition and Art SaleSanta Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CAGroup
2009The Armory ShowParker Jones Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2008Things In ThemselvesGreenleaf Gallery, Whittier College, Whittier, CASolo
2008INCOGNITO Exhibition and Art SaleSanta Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CAGroup
2006Voice: Women in Contemporary ArtProvidence Art Club, Providence, RIGroup
2004Painting/Printmaking Thesis ExhibitionYale University School of Art, New Haven, CTGroup
2003UncoveredMuseum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, ILGroup
20028-1/2x 11Bodybuilder and Sportsman Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2000The Summer ShowGallery 312, Chicago, ILGroup